The Australian Racing Group and SRO Motorsports Group is pleased to lock away the final look of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS calendar for 2021.
The six events will be split into two separate championships for ‘sprint’ and ‘endurance’ competition, featuring Australia’s best sports cars including the brand representation from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi.
Four rounds will make up the ‘sprint’ races, which will feature two one hour races over each weekend. These are for up to two drivers per car with the winner awarded the Motorsport Australia GT Championship.
The endurance championship will now run over two rounds, compromising of one three hour race at The Bend and Bathurst, awarded Motorsport Australia Endurance Championship.
Official Motorsport Australia-sanctioned Championships will be awarded to Am and Pro/Am entries in both the sprint and endurance events.
Twenty cars are expected to enter the opening round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS, to be held at Phillip Island next weekend.
Motorsport Australia GT Championship
1 Phillip Island Mar 12-14 Sprint 2 x 60
2 Mount Panorama Apr 2-4 Sprint 2 x 60
3 The Bend (Supercars) May 7-9 Sprint 2 x 60
4 Sandown Sep 17-19 Sprint 2 x 60
Motorsport Australia Endurance Championship
1 The Bend Oct 15-17 Enduro 1 x 3 Hour
2 Mount Panorama Nov 26-28 Enduro 1 x 3 Hour
Category Manager, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS
“The finalised calendar for the inaugural Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS has been well received by competitors and circuits so we are looking forward to kicking off the season at Phillip Island next weekend,” said Collier.
“The mix of sprints and longer endurance racing was very important for the competitor base. This is what they wanted to see included in the championship, so it’s great that we’ve been able to deliver.
“The mix of circuits has also received a great response. Two trips to Bathurst, two trips to The Bend plus Phillip Island and Sandown are ideal venues for the GT cars. It’s a terrific result.
“We are looking forward to publishing our entry list early next week and, personally, I’m excited to see what ARG’s new venture with SRO Motorsports has in store for 2021 and beyond.”